by Steven F. Stuhlbarg, Lawyer Referral Service Panelist
If you are not happy with what your attorney is telling you, you can obtain a second opinion. You don’t need to fire your first lawyer before consulting with a new one, and a one-time consultation with a new lawyer may be a lot less expensive than firing your first lawyer and hiring a new one. If you choose this option, confide in the second lawyer, and be honest about your concerns with the first lawyer. It is possible that the second lawyer may have insights that may help to put you at ease, or that may assist you to work things out with your first lawyer.